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Plan a Better Meeting with Design Thinking

“Sometimes, when I sit in meetings, especially ones in which people don’t seem engaged, I calculate the cost in staff time. I’ve estimated that one standard weekly meeting in my bureau — 50 people sitting in a cookie-cutter conference room, looking both bored and anxious — costs around $177,000 …

Design

4 Takeaways From Monday’s Stock Market Sell-Off

Stocks around the globe tumbled on Monday, extending a sell-off that began last week. Investors, who had been riding a wave of optimism last year, have recently shown nervousness as global economic conditions have been shifting.<p><b>The S.&P. 500 had its biggest one-day drop in more than six years</b><p>■ The …

Stock Markets

TV personality Stacy London’s cautionary tale about stress, escapism and going broke

Stacy London rose to fame on the aptly titled television series “What Not to Wear.” Now the fashion consultant is getting back on the soapbox to tell …

17 Smart Tips for People Who Work From Home | Inc.com

We've heard this advice over and over again--from Richard Branson, from a Stanford professor, from--well, everyone: If you want to be more successful and happier, work from home.<p>With that in mind, I asked people who work from home now to give me their best tips. How do you overcome the loneliness …

Productivity

Designers rise to top jobs as companies rethink how to inspire the consumer

When Jim Hackett stepped into the position of CEO at Ford, he became the first designer to lead a car company. But Hackett is part of a wave of …

UX Design

How Automation Will Change Work, Purpose, and Meaning

The vast majority of humans throughout history worked because they had to. Many found comfort, value, and meaning in their efforts, but some defined work as a necessity to be avoided if possible. For centuries, elites in societies from Europe to Asia aspired to absolution from gainful employment. …

The Problem with Most Meetings Is That There’s Not Enough Debate

The modern workplace is awash in meetings, many of which are terrible. As a result, people mostly hate going to meetings. The problem is this: The whole point of meetings is to have discussions that you can’t have any other way. And yet most meetings are devoid of real debate.<p>To improve the …

These 10 LinkedIn Tips Will Make You a Networking Master

Remember that it isn't only about you.<p>Staff Writer. Covers media, tech, startups, culture and workplace trends.<p>One of the central rules of networking seems simple but bears repeating: don’t reach out only when you need something. It’s imperative that you cultivate relationships and engage with …

Triple Meltdown: How So Many Researchers Found a 20-Year-Old Chip Flaw At the Same Time

On a cold Sunday early last month in the small Austrian city of Graz, three young researchers sat down in front of the computers in their homes and …

The Physics of Plastic Sheets … and Their Invisible Force Fields?

When you wander around the internet, sometimes you can find some crazy stuff. Check this out: It's an old account of a weird phenomena created by …

34 tools that let you make the most of your MacOS

A few months ago, Ask Product Hunt launched, a community-powered product search engine. The idea was simple: Ask your product discovery questions on Product Hunt, and the community chimes in with their recommendations.<p>To date, more than 2,300 questions have been submitted, with one of the most …

18 Exponential Changes We Can Expect in the Year Ahead - MIT Technology Review

<i>Azeem Azhar is a strategist, product entrepreneur, and analyst living in London. He is the curator of the weekly newsletter</i> Exponential View<i>, from</i> …

Innovation

IFTTT 101: How to Create Custom Applets

IFTTT is a fantastic tool that lets you trigger actions on your smartphone that normally require more advanced hacking. With the help of its friendly …

The 7 best perks of your new Amazon Prime subscription

Make sure you take full advantage of these benefits, some of which may surprise you.<p>Did Santa leave something Prime in your stocking? If you're new to Amazon's subscription service, you may think the only benefits are two-day shipping and streaming video -- both of which are awesome, no …

Tech Trends

The 6 Coolest Material Breakthroughs Of 2017

Car exhaust ink. 3D graphene. A brand new blue–and a brand new crayon.<p>Materials are a designer’s paint and canvas–and for the most part, they’ve remained pretty static in recent decades. But over the past few years, and in 2017 in particular, we saw new advances in material science that gave …

Home Depot has considered buying a $9 billion logistics company so Amazon doesn’t

XPO Logistics has been a partner of both companies.<p>Home Depot has held internal discussions in recent months about a potential acquisition bid for XPO, a $9 billion publicly traded company that offers transportation, delivery and other logistics services for big retailers and brands, according to a …

The 14 Most Important Interfaces Of 2017

Detect algorithmic racism. Redesign your commute. Hide that photo of your beer bong from a future employer. It’s all in a day’s work for the UI of 2017.<p>We went on and on about new smartphones and stunning new buildings this year, but many of the best designs of 2017 were actually hidden in the …

The complete list of Google Home commands so far

The Google Home might not have the Echo's "skills," but there's still plenty it can do.<p>The Google Home is a $130 (£130 or AU$199) smart home speaker that showcases the artificially intelligent, voice-activated Google Assistant. It lets you set timers, control lights and thermostats, play trivia …

Google

How chip cards work and how they can help you

Credit and debit cards with chip technology are becoming the global standard because of the added security they provide. If you haven’t already …

Top 2017 Technology Trends That Will Continue in 2018

This year, we witnessed some noteworthy technologies being introduced. In 2018, these technologies will make an even bigger splash<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>2017 has been an …

Scott Belsky Returns To Adobe To Lead Product And Design

One of the Valley’s most fervent believers in creativity returns for round 2 at Adobe.<p>Scott Belsky–co-founder of Behance and an early stage investor in startups like Uber and Pinterest–is returning to Adobe after two years away. Now, he’ll take the role of Chief Product Officer and EVP of Adobe …

How Google is powering the world's AI

After helping to define the modern internet era with Search and Android, Google is already at the forefront of the next wave in computing research and development: AI. Many consider artificial intelligence and neural network computers to be the next step in computing, enabling new use cases and …

Machine Learning

Black Friday 2017 deals from all over the internet, compiled just for you in one handy spreadsheet

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Budgeting: Why do younger workers have so much financial stress?

New data reveals that millennials are more likely to suffer from money-related stress than any other age group. The good news? They can do something about it.<p>We all experience our share of financial anxiety to varying degrees. But according to a new Schwab study, younger workers are …

Retirement

It's time to take back ownership of our digital identities

20 years ago, few of us had more than a handful of online accounts. The same doesn’t hold true today. Think of all the email services, social media networks, banking applications, blogging platforms and messaging apps that you’ve signed up with over the years.<p>Each of us has a digital identity that …

Blockchain

MoviePass drops pricing to under $7 per month, if you opt for the annual plan

MoviePass, the subscription service that lets consumers pay a monthly fee to see unlimited movies in theaters across the U.S., is slashing its prices yet again. The company announced today it’s now offering its service for $6.95 per month, down from the current price of $9.95 per month, when …

How to Excel at Both Strategy and Execution

For decades, we’ve often thought of leadership profiles in unique buckets—two popular varieties were the “visionaries”, who embrace strategy and think about amazing things to do, and the “operators”, who get stuff done. We intuitively knew that there must be leaders that span these areas, but in …

Air Force Wants Money from Boeing Over Delayed Tanker Order

The U.S. Air Force said on Friday it would seek compensation from Boeing for a five-month delay in delivering KC-46 Pegasus aerial refueling tanker …

Best books for summer 2015: what to read

We asked novelists and historians to tell us which new book and which classic they’re packing this year. From Ishiguro to Napoleon, here are their selections:<p><b>Alan Johnson</b> <br>A new Kazuo Ishiguro novel is always worth waiting for, which is just as well because The Buried Giant (Faber) is his first in a …

Books